Hello BC gang,
I'm visiting my parents for the holidays. My dad has two computers, but one of them has several issues that are perplexing.
The computer is running quite slowly. It boots very slowly (taking up to five or ten minutes to fully boot). While watching some streaming video files, the videos are laggy.
The system specs:
Windows XP SP3
Intel Pentium D 3.27 Ghz
2 GB RAM
250 GB Hard Drive (with about 170 GB free)
512 MB ATI Radeon Express 200 Series video card
McAfee Total Protection 2014
Things that I have tried:
1.) Ran Malwarebytes Anti-malware - A couple of scans found several malicious items that have now been removed.
2.) Disabled several items from startup.
3.) Uninstalled several programs that were unused (including several toolbars).
4.) Ran full scan with up-to-date McAfee Total Protection 2014.
While the things that I have done seem to have helped a little, the system still boots and runs slowly. In addition, the video playback is still laggy when viewing some streaming video (particularly large, non-YouTube files -- even when fully downloaded).
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
Edited by hamluis, 01 January 2014 - 07:39 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.